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County 4-H Presentation Day


San Benito County 4-H Program

County Presentation Day 

Open to San Benito, Santa Cruz, & Monterey counties


Date: March 16, 2024

8:45 am to 12:30 pm

Hollister Veteran's Memorial Building

649 San Benito St, Hollister, CA 95023

Event is held upstairs

 Deadline to register

March 8, 2024


Evaluators arriving at 8:15 am
Presenters checking in starting at 8:45 am
9:00 am-11:30 am presentations begin
This is an amazing opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, receive feedback about your presentation, and grow in your ability as a communicator. Please sign up today to present on March 16th! 

4-H Presentation Day Manual

Please refer to the directions and the rubrics included in the Presentation Manual in order to ensure you are choosing the correct presentation category and that you are fully prepared for your presentation.

Primary members can participate but cannot be judged

Primary members may not be able to move on to the next level depending on that event's rules; this includes team presentations that feature primary members

Eligibility:  Any 4-H member between the ages of 9-19 may compete in up to two categories.  Primary members 5 through 8 years of age, by December 31, 2021, may enter a presentation, but will not be evaluated.  

Additional stations: 

  1. Active station 
  2. Personal Development 
    1. Basic 4-H knowledge about our program
    2. Earn a pin in a fun way
    3. Earning this pin will take some study time prior to the event, so if you would like to start studying, you can access the materials here.   
We also will need volunteers to sign up as evaluators (adults and senior members only) and room monitors. Please use the volunteer sign-up survey to volunteer!
Presentation Day registration: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42029
Volunteer registration: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42230
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Whiteley at e.whiteley42@gmail.com

What is a 4-H Presentation

A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea or topic by showing, telling, or expressing your opinion. A presentation may be a demonstration, a talk, a speech, a reading,or a skit.  By presenting at this event you will receive a Record Book credit for a formal presentation (Box 6 on your PDR), as well as for an event attended (Box 3 on your PDR).A 4-H Presentation helps you learn to:

  • Research a subject
  • Organize ideas in a logical order
  • Share your spark or your passion
  • Practice public speaking skills


Want to practice your presentation before the event? The Public Speaking Project will be hosting a mock Presentation Day, where members can come to present in front of three evaluators and receive feedback about their presentation. This is a great way to find out which areas of your presentation need to be worked on before the event and also gives you a formal presentation credit for your Record Book! 

4-H Presentation Manual: This manual gives all the necessary information to present effectively and within the 4-H guidelines.  Be sure to read it as some categories and the rubrics have changed.